Located at 1044 Edgewood Road in North Vancouver, Handsworth Secondary School has an enrolment of approximately 1450 students. The school offers a wide variety of programs including athletics, humanities, business education, fine arts, performing arts, sciences, and computer technology.
Handsworth Secondary School has a long history of its athletics programs and has teams participating in football, rowing, field hockey, rugby, swimming, mountain biking, soccer, volleyball and basketball. Handsworth also involves students in exchange programs such as a visit by students to Japan & Italy, where students learned local customs and culture, and had a chance to build relationships with Japanese students.
The Handsworth mission statement:
“Handsworth's mission is to maximize the potential of all students' human endeavours intellectual, cultural, social, aesthetic, creative, and physical. We encourage students to understand the relevance of their education within a larger social and global context. We believe in developing self-esteem, emotional well-being, a respect for others, a desire for life-long learning, and a strong career awareness in a climate that promotes responsible learning.
The Handsworth community develops empowered, innovative and compassionate learners who serve and lead with curiosity and integrity.”
According to the Fraser Institute, Handsworth has a rating of 7.9 out of 10 and ranks 29th overall in British Columbia. The school has approximately 1-2% ESL, 7-8% special needs, 25% French immersion and a grade 12 enrolment of approximately 250 students.
Among Handsworth’s alumni are Olympians Ian Bird, Blythe Hartley, Lise Leveille, Brent McMahon, Peter Milkovich, Anna Rice, Paul Wettlaufer, professional basketball player Tyler Kepkay, professional skateboarder Colin McKay, professional soccer player Mason Trafford, NBA player Robert Sacre, Juno Award winner Mike Ayley and 4-time Juno Award winner Renee Rosnes.
Contact information for Handsworth:
Attendance Line: 604-903-3600 extension 2
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